Jan/Feb 2009

Tom Dooley co-founded Eclectica in 1996 and serves as its Managing Editor. In the 12 years between earning a BA in English literature from the University of Chicago and a MPA in municipal management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he taught middle and high school English in Alaska, Arizona, and Wisconsin, amassing fond memories, dubious experiences, and debt. Two careers post-teaching later, he now creates spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides for the man by day, edits Eclectica by night, and feels very grateful for the blessings he has received—chief among them being married to the sweetest gal and the best poet he knows. He and said gal reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with enough rescued lapdogs to field a diminutive Iditarod racing team and the empty-nest echoes of two amazing Haitian-American children who have flown the coop.

Colleen Mondor is Eclectica's Review Editor. She also reviews for Bookslut, the Voices of NOLA, and Booklist. Short story excerpts from her novel on Alaskan aviation have recently appeared in failbetter and Storyglossia. She maintains a daily blog on all things literary (and sometimes not) at her site, Chasingray.com.

Elizabeth P. Glixman is Eclectica's Interview Editor. Her fiction and poetry have appeared online and in print in Wicked Alice, In Posse Review, 3 A.M. Magazine, Tough Times Companion, a publication of The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Her Circle Ezine, Frigg, and Velvet Avalanche, an anthology of erotic poetry. Besides Eclectica, her author interviews, articles, book reviews, and creative non-fiction pieces have appeared in The Pedestal Magazine, Whole Life Times, Spirit of Change, Hadassah Magazine, and the anthologies Chocolate for A Woman's Soul II and Cup of Comfort For Women. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks: A White Girl Lynching (Pudding House Publications, 2008), Cowboy Writes a Letter & Other Love Poems (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and The Wonder of It All (Alternating Current, 2012). Elizabeth's story, "Mother's Bony Behind," was chosen one of the notable online stories of 2006 by the Million Writers Award. Elizabeth is an animal lover, and she has a blog devoted to shelter animals, especially those at kill shelters.

Jennifer Finstrom has been the Poetry Editor of Eclectica since the fall issue of 2005. This is her final issue in that capacity. A former Spotlight Author, she teaches in the First-Year Writing Program, tutors in writing, and facilitates writing groups at DePaul University. Recent publications include Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Escape Into Life, Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, and NEAT. For Silver Birch Press, she has work appearing in The Great Gatsby Anthology, the Alice in Wonderland Anthology, and in Ides: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks.

Pamela Mackey is Eclectica's Copy Editor. She teaches English at a community college in central New York. Earlier in her career, she wrote feature stories for newspapers, including The New York Times. Even earlier, she was a researcher and editor in the magazine industry, holding staff positions at LOOK and Saturday Review magazines. She writes poetry and is the mother of a gifted young novelist.

Tamara M. Brenno-Uribarri served as the fiction co-editor for this issue. She received her masters in creative writing and literature theory from Hollins University. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband Dominic and teaches English at the University of New Mexico.

Grace Andreacchi is an American-born novelist, poet, and playwright. Her works include the novels Scarabocchio and Poetry and Fear, Music for Glass Orchestra (Serpent's Tail), Give My Heart Ease (New American Writing Award) and the chapbook Elysian Sonnets. Her work appears in Horizon Review, Eclectica, Word Riot, and many other fine places. Grace is also managing editor at Andromache Books and an assistant editor at Sotto Voce Magazine. She lives in London and writes a regular literary blog called Amazing Grace.

Norman Ball is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee who resides in Virginia. His work has appeared in Prairie Home Companion, Light, Bright Lights Film Journal, Raintown Review, Epicenter, Liberty, Rattle, Identity Theory, Berkeley Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, and others. His radio show, The Frantic Force, co-hosted with Leo Gerard, can be heard on WEBR in Fairfax, Virginia. He is also a frequent commentator on the local TV show, Point Taken. An Associate Political Editor for The Potomac Journal, his work has been cited on The Best of the Web and New Pages. A collection of his essays, How Can We Make Your Power More Comfortable? will be coming out from Del Sol Press in 2009. He says, "I believe the current macroeconomic crisis presents one of the greatest challenges posed to us since WWII. I'm trying to bring a literary consciousness to bear on these issues in the hopes of deepening the current debate. This piece further amplifies what I've been asserting for a while now. The crisis in asset values reflects a deeper crisis in societal values. The problem is fundamentally a moral one before it is economic."

Kimberly L. Becker is a member of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. Her poetry appears in journals such as 2River, Eclectica, qaartsiluni and Yellow Medicine Review, as well as in the anthologies Kakalak and Letters to the World.

Greta Bolger is a writer and entrepreneur from the heart of Michigan. Her recent publications include poetry, flash fiction and essays in The Chimaera, Third Coast, Six Little Things, and The Big Toe Review.

Bob Bradshaw is a programmer living in Redwood City, CA. He is a big fan of the Rolling Stones. Recent work of his can be found at Mississippi Review, Halfway Down the Stairs, Pedestal Magazine, American Poets Abroad, Chantarelle's Notebook, Lucid Rhythms, and Greensilk Journal.

Brian Campbell will see his second collection, Passenger Flight, published by Signature Editions in Spring, 2009. "My Oh-So-Friendly Alter Ego" is forthcoming in that collection. His poetry has appeared, among others, in Saranac Review, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, CV2, Nth Position, and Dusie. He lives and teaches in Montreal. About "My Oh-So-Friendly Alter Ego," he says, "I wrote this poem some years ago after a period of extreme stress and disappointment—a breakup, actually. In an earlier draft, I wrote, 'Think of my/mistakes/as my unpainted corners.' Later I realized the poem was better served by '[omissions]'."

Michael Catherwood holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and has published in various magazines, including Agni, Aethlon, Black Warrior Review, Blue Violin, Borderlands, Briar Cliff Review, Brick and Mortar, Conspire, CQ, Duct Tape, Exit 13, Ecletica, Georgetown Review, Graffiti Rag, Hawai’i Review, Kansas Quarterly, Kimera, Laurel Review, Louisiana Literature, Main Street Rag, Mangrove, Mankato Poetry Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Morpo, Nebraska English Journal, Nebraska Review, Pennsylvania English, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Red River Review, South Dakota Review, Sycamore Review, Westview, and others. He writes essays for Plainsongs and recently had work published in ABZ, Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Nebraska Poets, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. In 2006 Backwaters Press published his first book of poems entitled Dare. He has worked as a truck driver, weed whacker, garbage man, teacher, tutor, substitute teacher, and administrator. He teaches creative writing at Creighton University.

Antonia Clark works for a medical software company in Burlington, Vermont. She has taught college-level creative writing and is currently co-administrator of an online poetry forum, The Waters. Her poems have appeared in kaleidowhirl, Lily, Loch Raven Review, Lucid Rhythms, Orange Room Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Rattle, Stirring, Umbrella, and elsewhere. She loves French travel, food, and wine, and plays French cafe music on a sparkly purple accordion. Toni invites poets to visit The Waters, home of 77 Sunset Beach, where members go to write a poem a day for seven days.

Krishan Coupland was born in Southampton, England, and now studies at Staffordshire University. His work has appeared in Brittle Star, Aesthetica, and 3AM Magazine.

Barbara Crooker has appeared in magazines such as Yankee, The Christian Science Monitor, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Tampa Review, Smartish Pace, and The Denver Quarterly. Radiance, her first full-length book, won the 2005 Word Press First Book Award and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance, her second book, came out from Word in 2008.

Cy Dillon lives in the Virginia mountains on a farm that has been in his family for six generations. A veteran college librarian, he is fiction editor of the Nantahala Review and co-editor of Virginia Libraries, which is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Dillon's poetry can be found online in Eclectica, Maverick Magazine, and Red River Review.

Fernando Morro Emerson writes about growing up as a military brat. Born in Puerto Rico, by the time he was eighteen he had lived in Germany, the Philippines, and a half dozen United States. Sociologist Dr. Ruth Hill Useem described children who have spent part of their developmental years in foreign cultures as Third Culture Kids. Studies have revealed they possess a highly developed ability to read people, are forced extroverts who make friends easily, accept goodbyes stoically, mimic accents well, and repress their emotions against loss. As adults they become resilient, tenacious, resourceful, culturally astute and racially tolerant. They often crave risks and handle crises well. For those who know a TCK,it can be unclear where they take a stand. "Mea Culpa," he declares, and for now lives in New York City.

Chris Epting is the writer/photographer of 15 books, including Led Zeppelin Crashed Here: The Rock and Roll Landmarks of North America, James Dean Died Here; Elvis Presley Passed Here; Roadside Baseball; and The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain. He hosts The Pop Culture Road Trip radio program for webtalkradio.net and has written/photographed articles for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Westways, Travel + Leisure, and Preservation Magazine (his piece "Let's Spend The Night Together" is to be included in the book The Best Travel Writing 2009 published by Traveler's Tales). As well, he is the national spokesman for the Hampton Hotel Save-A-Landmark program. Currently at work on several travel/history books, Chris lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife Jean, their two children, and pets too numerous to fit in this space.

Lyn Fox is a professional writer whose work appears regularly in publications ranging from Outdoor Canada and Monday Magazine to Canadian Ethnic Studies and The Dalhousie Review. The phrase "philosophical adventure" describes both his writing and his life as an avid world-trekker with a master's degree in philosophy.

Anne Germanacos has appeared in over fifty literary reviews. In 2010, a collection of her short stories will be published by BOA Editions. She lives in San Francisco and on the island of Crete.

Taylor Graham has appeared many times in Eclectica and also in International Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry International, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere, and she's included in the anthology, California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University, 2004). Her book, The Downstairs Dance Floor (Texas Review Press, 2006), was awarded the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. Her current project is Walking with Elihu, poems on the American peace activist Elihu Burritt, the Learned Blacksmith.

John Grochalski has published his poetry in Avenue, The Lilliput Review, The New Yinzer, The Blue Collar Review, The Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle, The ARTvoice, Modern Drunkard Magazine, The American Dissident, Words-Myth, My Favorite Bullet, The Main Street Rag, Thieves Jargon, Underground Voices, Why Vandalism, Eclectica, Zygote In My Coffee, Gloom Cupboard, Kennesaw Review, and is forthcoming in Re)Verb, Octopus Beak Inc., and Cherry Bleeds. His short fiction has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and his column, The Lost Yinzer, appears quarterly in The New Yinzer. His book of poems, The Noose Doesn't Get Any Looser After You Punch Out, is coming out via Six Gallery Press in 2008.

William Reese Hamilton lives in Choroni, a fishing village on the coast of Venezuela, butted up against a mountainous cloud forest, in a region that produces the finest cacao in the world. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, The North American Review, Puerto del Sol, Night Train Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, Review Americana, In Posse Review, Adirondack Review, Scrivener Creative Review, Steel City Review, Loch Raven Review, Vestal Review, Temenos, The MacGuffin, Taj Mahal Review, Ink Pot/Lit Pot, Smokelong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has found his paradise and is studying it, warts and all.

Wade Hartel grew up in northwestern Minnesota and graduated from St. Cloud State University's creative writing program. He lives in Minneapolis and recently completed his first novel.

Stephen Healey is director of the World Religions Program at the University of Bridgeport, a position he assumed in 1998 after completing the Ph.D. at Boston College. In 2005 he was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year. He has published non-fiction articles on topics such as human rights, conversion, religion and conflict, and religion and economy, and short stories from his series on the irrepressible Reverend Jeremiah Posh have appeared in four previous issues of Eclectica.

Robert Hoover provided the artwork featured in this issue. Painting in earnest now almost five years, Robert was raised in Upstate, New York, received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Harpur College, Binghamton University in 1976, and has since worked in the NYC magazine publishing industry. He has written that the act of creating art has electrified his senses and transformed his life. He lives in Farmingdale, Long Island. Check out his work on Flickr.

Thomas J. Hubschman is a regular contributor to Eclectica's Salon, the author of the novel Billy Boy (Savvy Press), and the publisher of Gowanus, an ezine for authors in and from the so-called Third World. He is also editor of The Best of Gowanus: New Writing from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean (Gowanus Books). His short stories, articles and reviews have appeared in The Blue Moon Review, Morpo Review, New York Press, on the BBC World Service and in numerous other print and online publications.

Alexandra Isacson graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in English and Religious Studies, and she teaches high school English Humanities. Her prose and poetry has appeared in Dogzplot, Fickle Muses, and Slow Trains and is forthcoming in Dogzplot.

Stanley Jenkins has appeared in Amelia, 32 Pages, The Blue Moon Review, CrossConnect, and the Oyster Boy Review. A former Spotlight Author, Stanley is a regular contributor to Eclectica's Salon and holds the record for greatest number of appearances in our issues. He lives and works in Queens, New York.

Dennis Kaplan is a Chicago native, transplanted to Oakland, California, where he writes computer code by day and other things by night. His fiction has appeared in Eclectica, Eureka Literary Magazine, Oxford Magazine, Grue, Nuvein, and Pierian Spring. A story in Eclectica was named by the Million Writers Award as one of the notable online stories of 2004. Dennis and his wife have recently published the The Workplace Anthology, a collection of short fiction reflecting the realm of work.

Aruni Kashyap graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in 2007. He is the Assistant Editor of the academic research journal Yaatra: the Journal of Assamese Literature and Culture. His poems have appeared in Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), Postcolonial Text, The Daily Star (Bangladesh), and Muse India. He has also written essays, articles and short stories for Tehelka, The Assam Tribune, Sadin, Satsori, Dainik Janasadharan, and others. He is currently writing a novel set in Assam with insurgency as its background. About his poem, "Arrival," he says, "It's different from the kind of poems I usually write as most of my poems contain dense allusions to Assamese mythology, history, folk culture and politics. The violent political climate of Assam has not allowed me to write many poems like 'Arrival,' but at times, such poems do come."

Jessica Keener is a fiction editor at Agni Magazine. Recent fiction has appeared in MiPOesias, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Huffington Post, DearReader.com, Heat City Review, Elixir, and is forthcoming in Night Train. Fiction honors include publication in The Pushcart Prize under "100 outstanding writers," Redbook Magazine second prize in fiction, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in fiction. She also co-hosts Backstory, a weblog featuring novels and memoirs.

Svetlana Lavochkinasays "In 1980, it took my grandmother all her power of persuasion to get me enrolled into the only school in a Ukrainian town with depth-in English learning. She promised the peevish headmaster that I will love English and be a good pupil, which I had but to keep. Now I try to impart this love to my husband, son and German schoolchildren in Leipzig. Short stories have always been a long labor. This story ("Semolinian Equinox") is an attempt to recreate the pagan, desperate, hedonistic atmosphere of my student times: the 'toppled' post-Soviet nineties, when young people, in geographical confinement, were obsessed with quite simple dreams that then seemed wildly extravagant."

Sunshine LeMontree is originally from California but has recently relocated to New York, where she is pursuing her MFA in writing at The New School. Her work has previously appeared in Cause&Effect Magazine and Word Riot and is forthcoming in Weave Magazine. She looks forward to a life of indentured servitude to the federal government in the name of student loans.

Clifford Lamm was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in Photography. He owns a juice bar in Miami, where he lives with his wife and their two daughters.

Louis Malloy lives in Nottingham, England. He works as a computer programmer but prefers to write fiction. He won first prize in The New Writer Short Story Competition 2007 and has also been placed in the Middlesex University Press Literary Prize and The Momaya Short Story Competition. His short stories have been published in a variety of print magazines and e-zines, including The Modern Review, Carve Magazine, The Dublin Quarterly, The Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, The Paumanok Review, Aesthetica, Eclectica, Projected Letters, Pindeldyboz, Prose-Ax, Birmingham Words, and Southern Ocean Review. Like everyone, he is now writing a novel.

Charlotte Mandel has published seven books of poetry, the most recent, Rock Vein Sky from Midmarch Arts Press. Her other titles include Sight Lines, The Life of Mary and The Marriages of Jacob. She has published a series of essays on cinema in the work of poet H.D. She teaches poetry writing at Barnard College Center for Research on Women.

Andie Miller is a writer who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including River Teeth, Gobshite Quarterly, and African Writing. She is the winner of the 2006 Mondi Shanduka Award for creative journalism and is currently at work on a collection of stories on walking.

Shayla Mollohan is a graduate of The University of Alabama. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications: Poem, Amelia, Sun Dog, Slipstream, and most recently, Amaze: A Cinquain Journal. Her first book is near completion and her work is included in Whatever Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poetry. She was nominated by Rose Thorn for the 2008 Sundress Best of the Net Anthology.

Laura Motta has appeared everywhere from the book reviews section of airline magazines to the dust jackets of bestsellers. Most notably, she is the creator of Bright and Beautiful, formerly one of the most popular Internet destinations concerning the pop group Hanson. She holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College and was a founding editor of the school's first student magazine, Gauge. She has made her home in New York City since 2003 and is a frequent contributor to the Inner Monologues reading series. In 2007, she was selected to attend the Seminar for Emerging Writers at the New York Center for Book Arts. Laura is proud to be a workshop leader with the New York Writers Coalition.

Christina Pacosz has several books of poetry; the most recent is Greatest Hits, 1975-2001 (Pudding House, 2002). Her work has appeared in Jane’s Stories III, Women Writing Across Boundaries, Pemmican, Umbrella,, and qarrtsiluni. She has been a special educator, a Poet- in- the-Schools for several state and city programs, and a North Carolina Visiting Artist.

John Palcewski has enjoyed an eclectic career as a publishing house copywriter, wire service photojournalist, magazine editor, music/drama critic, literary novelist, and fine arts photographer. His work appears in the literary and academic press as well as in a substantial number of online publications. A former New Yorker, he now lives in a vineyard's villa near the village of Forio on Ischia, a volcanic island in the bay of Naples in southern Italy. Palcewski has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Moravian, a private liberal arts college north of Philadelphia. He also studied photography and videotape production at New York University.

Agnieszka Pokojska is a freelance translator and editor, tutor in literary translation at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and author of a number of articles on translation. Her translations into Polish include poems by Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky, and Derek Walcott. Her translations of Grzegorz Wróblewski's poetry appeared in the anthology Carnivorous Boy Carnivorous Bird, Lyric Poetry Review, and Poetry Wales.

Gilbert Wesley Purdy has published poetry, prose and translation in many journals, paper and electronic, including: Jacket Magazine, Poetry International (San Diego State University), The Georgia Review (University of Georgia), Grand Street, SLANT (University of Central Arkansas), Consciousness Literature and the Arts (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Orbis (UK), Eclectica, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Links to his work online and to a selected bibliography of his work in paper venues appear at his Hyperlinked Online Bibliography.

James Schlatter lives in Amherst, Massachussetts, with his wife and two young sons. He's previously been published in Caesura, Word Riot, and Verbsap. He's been working on a novel for the last three years.

Ann Skealives in Australia. She is the author of Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest (UNE Press, Australia).

Ray Templeton is a former Spotlight Author. A Scottish writer and musician living in St. Albans, England, his poetry, short fiction, writings on music, etc., have appeared in a wide range of both print and online journals, including Magma, Iota, Eclectica, Poems Niederngasse, Thieves Jargon, The New Verse News, The Argotist, Musical Traditions, and Antithesis Common. He is a member of the editorial board of Blues & Rhythm Magazine.

J. A. Tyler is the author of The Girl in the Black Sweater (Trainwreck Press), Everyone in this Is Either Dying or Will Die or Is Thinking of Death (Achilles Chapbook Series), and Someone, Somewhere (Ghost Road Press). He is also founding editor of Mud Luscious and ML Press and was recently nominated for a Pushcart.

Uche Peter Umez is the author of the children's novel Sam and the Wallet, the collection of short stories Tears in Her Eyes, and two volumes of poetry: Aridity of Feelings and Dark Through the Delta. He was the winner of the 2008 Bath Spa University Creative Writing Competition and a participant in the 2008 International Writing Program, USA.

Wendy Vardaman is a former university English teacher who now works for a children’s theater company, The Young Shakespeare Players in Madison, Wisconsin. She has a Ph.D. in English from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University. Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals, including Riffing on Strings, Letters to the World, Poet Lore, qarrtsiluni, Nerve Cowboy, Free Verse, Wisconsin People & Ideas, Women’s Review of Books, Rain Taxi Review, Rattle and Portland Review. Her work has received several Pushcart Prize nominations and was runner up in 2004 for the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Lorine Niedecker Award. Beginning in 2009 she will co-edit the Wisconsin poetry journal Free Verse. Her first collection of poetry, Obstructed View (Fireweed Press), will also appear in 2009. With her husband, she home schools two of their three children.

Sarah Wetzel-Fishman is a poet, essayist, and engineer. She grew up a daughter of the American South, but somehow ended up in the Middle East after job-hopping across the Americas and Europe. Sarah graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989, and in 1997, received a MBA from The University of California, Berkeley-both degrees now proving completely useless to her life as a poet. Her work has been published in Israel where she currently lives with her husband, four step-children and one needy dog.

Kajsa Wiberg is a freelance writer, translator, and horse trainer. Her stories have appeared in The River Walk Journal, Long Story Short, Prose Toad, Chick Lit Review, Flash Shot, and Insolent Rudder. She is a script reader for Blue Cat Screenplay. She lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, where she's at work on her second novel.

Grzegorz Wróblewski was born in 1962 in Gdansk, Poland, and grew up in Warsaw. Since 1985 he has lived in Copenhagen. He has published eight volumes of poetry and two collections of short prose pieces in Poland; three books of poetry, a book of poetic prose and an experimental novel (translations) in Denmark; a book of selected poems in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and a selection of plays. His work has been translated into five languages. The English translations of his poems and/or plays have appeared in London Magazine, Poetry London, Magma Poetry, Parameter Magazine, Poetry Wales, The Delinquent, Chicago Review, 3rd bed, Eclectica, Mississippi Review, Absinthe: New European Writing, Common Knowledge, Word Riot, Practice: New Writing + Art, The Mercurian—A Theatrical Translation Review, Lyric, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket Magazine, and in the following anthologies: Altered State: The New Polish Poetry (Arc Publications, Todmorden, UK 2003), Carnivorous Boy Carnivorous Bird (Zephyr Press, Brookline, USA 2004), A Generation Defining Itself—In Our Own Words (MW Enterprises, USA 2007). A volume of his selected poems, Our Flying Objects (Equipage Press, Cambridge, UK), was published in 2007. His chapbooks to date are These Extraordinary People (erbacce-press, Liverpool, UK 2008) and Mercury Project (Toad Press, Claremont, USA 2008).

Abbas Zaidi teaches English in Brunei Darussalam. His fiction and prose have been featured in the likes of New York Press, Exquisite Corpse, The New Internationalist, The Salisbury Review, Salt River Review, New Partisan, Arts and Opinion, and many more. He is Asian Editor of Gowanus. A collection of his short stories will be published in 2009 by Gowanus Books.